Kyanite: A strategic alternative for Russia’s aluminium industry?
Published: Saturday, 21 May 2016
As Russia looks at reducing its bauxite imports amid geopolitical tensions, developing the Bolshie Keivy kyanite deposits near Murmansk to supply alumina to the domestic aluminium industry is a possible, if unlikely, route to self-sufficiency, Vladislav Vorotnikov, IM Correspondent, writes.
For several decades Russia’s government has
been looking at possible options to develop a large
kyanite-rich area on the Kola Peninsula in the northern
Named Bolshie Keivy, meaning "big caves", the area contains
23 kyanite deposits with total estimated reserves of around
11bn tonnes, accounting for...